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months of the year. chief political correspondent carl cameron has the big dollar picture. >> president obama raised half a million dollars a day for the last three months. $58 million from a half a million donors in the second quarter. alongside $38 million raised by the democratic national committee, the $86 million haul shatters records. the republican national committee is targeting three swing states that is vulnerable. pennsylvania, michigan, wisconsin. they launched an attack ad with president obama's convention rhetoric and reality now. >> we measure progress by how many people can find a job. whether you can put tra money away at the end of even month to some day watch your child receive a college diploma. >> reporter: he leads every rival in the latest head-to-head matchup. among republicans, mitt romney is ahead of michele bachmann who leads a three-way race for second, including sarah palin and rick perry. no one else breaks double digits. the texas governor's plan for a day of prayer and fasting for nation's challenging at the houston astrodome and elsewhere august 6 are no
, requires some reforms to be strengthened. we are in big disagreement as to how to do it. >> that is an understatement. democrat favor tax hike within social security and medicare as well as increasing income taxes. budget committee chairman paul ryan argues part of the problem in medicare is the new healthcare law. which claims savings will materialize, and the chief actuary of medicare has the same concerns. >> there is a lot of evidence to suggest some of the payment provisions will not be sustainablsustainable in the lo. >> it pays providers including doctors lower and lower rates. foster says over time it will leave 40% of all providers in the red raising questions about whether they'll treat medicare patients. >> if at some point our payment rate to providers become less or significantly less to the cost of providing services, they either will be unwilling, or unable to continue providing services. >> last year, 51% of medicare's cost was taken out of the general revenue; meaning, half the cost of medicare was paid by borrowing money. which is why it's part of the d
of more of the same big government as usual. not if it promises more of the same as banner under different party. >> that's the counter of a one-two punch. reminding voters that tim pawlenty backed positions that she fought and pawlenty threw the first punch in the fight. "instead of negativity, i want to focus on my accomplishm. i fought cap-and-trade agenda rather than implement it. i stood up against the bail-out rather than defend it." bachmann was responding to the weekend assault by pawlenty of lack of experience in the legislative branch. not withstanding the fact as minnesota governor he backed heifer for congress. >> i have executive leadership in a public setting, record of coy lampishment and result in difficult and challenging circumstances. she served in congress in that regard her record of accomplishment is nonexistent. >> three others near decisions to run or not. rick perry is personally calling to gain support in new hampshire and iowa. and being briefed on national and world affairs. sarah palin is on the cover of "newsweek" predicting she can win. no timetable on decisi
's analysis. labor big boss says the election season features sometimes a delusional president. if you think our president has problems check out his counterpart in iran. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. we begin with washington's version of the irresistible force versus the unmovable object. president obama today said there will be no agreement on the debt ceiling if republicans don't budge on taxes. house speaker john boehner responded by saying that the house cannot pass a tax increase. the two sides met for another round of negotiations. white house correspondent mike emanuel has the latest. plus word of something that was apparently on the table for a while. >> trying to reach a grand debt deal, the sources say president obama offered to raise the medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. there was also discussion of moving to actuarial tables deciding age eligibility rather than congress setting it. sources say there was no agreement because it was part of a package deal that mr. obama insisted also include increased tax revenues
hopes for a big deal to reduce the deficit and raise the debt ceiling. he also said what is on everybody's mind. >> we are running out of time. >> reporter: on that, republicans and democrats agree. >> there is no more road left to kick the can down the road. if we don't act in a timely way, bond markets will pistol whip us into doing what needs to be done. >> white house defines "timely" as a week from now. so wide are the differences after five straight days of talks that mr. obama sent the two sides to neutral corners to look where they might find common ground. >> you need over the next 24 to 36 hours to give me some sense of what your plan is to get the debt ceiling raised. through whatever mechmisms they can think about. >> reporter: the presidentthed come up with a plan to cut the deficit to reassure the market. with the world's three main credit agencies reviewing american's rating the downgrade would mean higher mortgage interest rate and higher loan on auto loan and credit card. >> which would be a tax increase on everybody. >> reporter: mr. obama said he put cut in social secu
of the need for a course correction. but weeks of negotiations have shown his commitment to big government is simply too great to lead to the kind of long-term reforms we need. >> reporter: reid says lawmakers must find a solution. >> we'll stay in session every day, saturday and sunday until congress passes legislation to prevent the united states from defaulting on negotiation. >> reporter: in chicago, key ally expressed support for the mcconnell-reid plan. >> more work to be done. joint committee can tackle it but it's responsible way out of the crisis. >> reporter: lindsey graham favors constitutional amendment but there isn't enough support in the senate. >> we have the people behind us. 72% of the american people want balanced budget. >> reporter: the president called for shared sacrifice. >> i am still pushing for to us achieve a big deal. but what i said to the group is if we can't do the biggest deal possible, then let's still be ambitious. let's still try to at least get a down payment on deficit reduction. >> reporter: but the cochair of the president's own deficit commission ha
says she manages the migraine with medication and is otherwise healthy. with all of that said, big news out of texas today, the gor rick perry who said he recently feels a calling to national politics has now gotten green light from key constituent, his wife. >> as my wife was talking to me and says get out of your comfort zone. yeah, being governor of texas is a great job. but sometimes you are called to step in to the fray. >> reporter: no word on a timetable yet. unclear whether perry will participate in the straw poll. his aides here tried to respect event facilities and were told they missed the deadline now they're pulling back resources. perhaps he won't participate the straw poll but there is a chance he could be on the debate stage a few days beforehand. >> bret: a lot of flirting here going on. thank you. we'll talk about it in the panel. the man charged with the 2009 fort hood shooting rampage major nidal hasan was arraigned today and faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. the prosecution is seeking the death penalty. we'll show
of pirates is having a big impact on the world economy. we will explain. but first, early look at president obama's re-election effort. [ male announcer ] this...is the network -- a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more amecans, many in small towns and rural communities, giving them a new choice. we'll deliver better service, with thousands of new cell sites... f greater access to all the things you want, whenever you want them. it's the at&t network... and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say. this just in. friday, the pentagon will appeal the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy that has kept gays from openly serving in the military. according to the law, a 60-day waiting period goes in effect for the policy is officially implemented. other words, in two months. >>> the federal election committee says john edwards should repay $2.3 million to the federal government after audit found he received matching funds after dropping out of race. edwards'
. the president must formally send up the nomination. fear of pirates is having a big impact on the world economy. we will explain. but first, early look at president obama's re-election effort. @@ this just in. friday, the pentagon will appeal the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy that has kept gays from openly serving in the military. according to the law, a 60-day waiting period goes in effect for the policy is officially implemented. other words, in two months. >>> the federal election committee says john edwards should repay $2.3 million to the federal government after audit found he received matching funds after dropping out of race. edwards' attorney says she doesn't owe anything. in june, he was indicted on eight separate felony charges for alleged violation of campaign finance laws related to the coverup of an affair. most projections say president obama will spend $1 billion on the re-election campaign but getting to the number won't come easy. white house correspondent mike emanuel reports on the political and fundraising tight rope the president has to walk. >> reporter: in
between himself and michele bachmann. >> big difference between talking and getting stuff done. and i get stuff done. >> it's the latest chantner the rivalry of the two minnesota candidates for the republican presidential nomination, which boiled over yesterday, with pawlenty having spent almost two weeks saying bachmann has no congressional accomplishments to speak of, bachmann had enough. in a sunday statement, she fired back saying "i've fought against irresponsible spending while governor pawlenty was leading a multimillion dollar budget mess in minnesota." later the bachmann campaign added on healthcare mandates, climate change and wall street bail-outs there's very little daylight between governor pawlenty's record and the obama administration's." this back and forth comes with pawlenty still trailing bachmann in the polls. for bachmann, the verbal sparring seems to come with at least some risk. it will likely draw even more attention to the iowa straw poll, less than three weeks away, and pawlenty seems to have the advantage of a larger, deeper iowa organization. the straw poll bal
was a big month for american auto makers. cite her says -- chrysler says sales was up 30%. general motors and ford report 10% increases. toyota and honda were off more than 21%. home construction fell 2.1% in may. overall, construction spending was down .6 of a percentage point. it could be four years before the construction returns to healthier levels. manufacturerring activity was up a bit in june after the worth month in two years in may. stocks ended the week on a high note. dow gained 168.5. s&p 500 up 19. nasdaq finished up 2.5. >>> governors in two midwestern states find themselves under fire tonight. one for not getting a budget deal done and another for the budget dealhe did get done. correspondent mike tobin has that story from chicago. >> with protesters already outside his door, ohio republican governor john kasich dove deeper in controversy signing a budget that closes a $6- to $8 billion budget gap with deep and painful cuts. hardest hit are private nursing homes with a #% reduction in medicaid funding. the powerful ohio healthcare lobby responded with a dramatic add campaig
. they think in the long run it will be effective in a big debate like this. bret? >> bret: ed, thank you. stocks were again down today to close what was the worst week in a year. the dow dropped 97, the s&p 500 gave back 8 1/3, the nasdaq dropped 10. fuel to the fire in the debt ceiling debate. peter barnes breaks down the number. >> high gas prices and weak income gains for workers have the economy growing at its slowest six-month pace since the economic recovery began early last year. the government said today that gdp grew at just a 1.3% annual rate in the second quarter, well below expectations. but the shocker was a huge downward revision of the number for the first quarter. growth originally clocked in at 1.9%, but now the government says it grew at just .4 of a president. for the president, the numbers were too bad to ignore, even as he pressured republicans to cut a deal with him on the debt ceiling to help the economy. >> on a day when we've been reminded how fragile the economy already is, this is one burden we can lift ourselves. we can end it with a simple vote. >> the admini
cuts. in a big deal, lawmakers may find them worthwhile. state republican leader mitch mcconnell says they all want a deal but they fear a big tax increase. >> bret: the director of the capital of economic advisors will join us in a moment. federal appeals court barred any enforcement on the ban on openly gay service members. the ninth circuit court of appeals in san francisco says the "don't ask, don't tell" policy must be lifted immediately. they repealed it in september but the pentagon is working on the transition. we learned today that the shooter in the fort hood massacre will face death penalty in his court-martial. army sigh control psychiatrist nidal hasan faces charges in the shooting spree at the texas army post. authorities are warning airlines that terrorists may try to con seem explosives within their bodies. we have more on the story we told you about tuesday, about a terror suspect being brought to the u.s. to face criminal charges. national correspondent catherine herridge has defails. >> reporter: this court in southern district of new york is where somali national t
by your presentation of this award. it is a big surprise. but we should have known couple a months ago, you're getting pretty good at covert op stuff. >> that a reference to the president's decision to okay the covert mission that killed bin laden. gates a soviet affairs expert had a sense of humor, especially but about what he saw as the lack of hugh mimty in washington. >> he called it the last place in the world you could walk down lover lane holding your own hand. field hospitals in afghanistan. to improve survival chances for u.s. troops. gates is upset he's leaving the repeal of don't ask, don't tell to his successor but last not president obama says it's all but a done deal. >> in a matter of weeks, not months, i expect to certify the change in policy and end don't ask, don't tell. >> gates is still defense secretary until tomorrow morning when leon panetta is sworn in. at the pentagon, molly henneberg, fox news. >> bret: eric holder says a criminal investigation is looking into the deaths of two people who died in u.s. custody in iraq and afghanistan. a inquiry in c.i.a. interr
in a picture-taking session before the meeting there was only small talk about the big sand storm in phoenix. colleagues say house speaker john boehner told us later there is an even chance there could be abagreement soon. >> there is substantial belief whatever is going to happen is likely to happen in the next few days. i for one spend wait and see what happens. >> senator blunt concedes that boehner is an optimist and the president admits both sides are far apart. there was ample evidence of that. reports that social security changes were discussed triggered complaint from democrats despite the white house assurance that benefits would not be cut. >> do not consider social security a piggy bank for getting tax cut to the wealthiest people in our country. >> republicans suggested tax savings should be used to other tax cut and not lower the deficit. some are reluctant to raise the debt ceiling. >> none of us want to raise the debt ceiling. up in of us think it's a good idea to spend money we don't have. it's a problem we have been doing it for so long. >> senator paul says the balanced bud
-stop to seattle? just carry new preparation h totables. discreet, little tubes packed with big relief. from the brand doctors recommend most by name. new preparation h totables. the anywhere preparation h. >> bret: members of the so-called bipartisan gang of six today stood before a group of their fellow senators briefing them on the work they've done so far toward a debt deal. idaho senator mike crapo is one of them. he joins us here in studio. good evening, senator. >> good evening. >> bret: let's start first of all with a broad overview and the reaction to it on capitol hill today. >> we had a positive reaction. we had 50 senators probably equally divided among the republicans and democrats. overall, i would say it's much more positive than i expected. that is a good sign. the overview is this is a comprehensive that i say really a shift in the american fiscal policy dynamics. much broader than a debt ceiling battle we're having. we have haven't brought it out as the debt ceiling battle. this is an effort to deal with the debt crisis. we put everything on the table. which means we are lo
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